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Type Surname (from given name & from occupation)
Pronounced Pron. lock-heart(Scottish) luk-heart(German)  [key]
Other Forms FormsLuckhardt

Meaning & History

Scottish: of uncertain origin, probably from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements loc ‘lock’, ‘bolt’ + hard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’. English: occupational name for a herdsman in charge of a sheep or cattlefold, from Old English loc ‘enclosure’, ‘fold’ + hierde ‘herd(er)’.
Added 9/6/2014 by younglillady
Edited 3/3/2015 by younglillady